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Solved Turning off touchpad gestures on Lenovo z580


robmar0se

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I fail to understand why on a laptop (which has no touchscreen) why you would want to have the swipe gestures?

Surely most folks don't look at the touchpad in use, so it is often that one starts off to the right (especially when the pad is off centre), and it is natural to move to the left to find where one wants to start - hey presto the charms bar opens, and if you're not carefull all sorts of events occur which you really don't want.

Any way on my Lenovo Z580 with synaptics 8.1 we have the worst of both worlds - there is no easy option in the Synaptics settings to turn off the gestures, so the option is to do registry editing to the key TouchPadPS2_3 - I have amended the Active Type dwords from 2 to 0. However there is a side effect of this.

When booting, there is now a delay till the process finishes - we now get blue circular processes next to the pointer for approx 40 seconds.

Does anyone know what other edits we need to make to remove this delay?

Here is the registry for the right edgepull:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\ZoneConfig\TouchPadPS2_3\Right Edge Pull]
"ConfigFlags"=dword:000e0141
"PalmCheckFlags"=dword:00000000
"ConfigFlagsEx"=dword:00040640
"LoXRel"=dword:ffffc568
"HiXRel"=dword:00000000
"LoYRel"=dword:00001388
"HiYRel"=dword:ffffec78
"LoXFlags"=dword:0000000a
"HiXFlags"=dword:00000010
"LoYFlags"=dword:00000004
"HiYFlags"=dword:00000004
"SliderFriction"=dword:00000000
"ActionType"=dword:00000000
"SliderScale"=dword:00000080
 
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robmar0se

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Thank you very much for this, I appreciate the info provided.

The synaptics software that comes with the Lenovo Z580 has a different interface, but the key point here is the registry key ConfigFlags and the value 140.

I have resolved the problem now a different way - the latest Synaptics driver on the Lenovo Z580 website is obviously an older (maybe Windows 7) driver. I went to the Synaptics site and downloaded more recent software, The new interface now gives the specific option to turn of the edge swipes.

Which I guess many folks would prefer on a non-touchscreen laptop!
 

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  • OS
    win xp win vista win 7 win 8 win 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    q6600
    Motherboard
    ga-ep35c-ds3r
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia 7200